strange communication

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Wed Nov 5 06:26:54 EST 2003

though I thought that fee was only to cover distribution costs. I 
don't think the price of redhat enterprise is just to cover the 
distribution costs.

On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 08:08:04PM -0500, Jacob 
Schmude wrote:
> Hi
> Actually, that's not true. The gpl states that anyone may charge money for a product, as long as the source is distributed with it. The gpl doesn't say that the 
> product has to be freely downloadable, it says that the source must be provided and that the user has the right to modify it. Many people seem to interpret this 
> as the product must be available at no cost, which is not true. RH is completely entitled to charge money for enterprise linux and not make it freely 
> downloadable, so long as they provide the source code with it. As the FSF says: think free speech not free beer.
> On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 15:20:48 -0600 (CST), Nick Gawronski wrote:
> >Hi, You won't need to buy redhat enterprize linux if you don't want to.  
> >The new version will be freely downloadable and if it is not then that 
> >is a violation of the gpl.
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Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?

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